by becj86 (14 Posts), Sat Oct 22, 2011 07:25 pm
He's still taking 5 or 6 decent milk feeds in 24hrs and is in the middle of a growth spurt... The 'dont use for BFing mothers' clause says particularly not to use while feeding a premie or a newborn after saying not to use at all if breastfeeding. An ACE inhibitor is definitely a likely medication for me in the future with my kidney condition, etc. but my GP didn't want to put me on it without me seeing a kidney specialist (can't get in to see one til mid-December). I'm in North Qld, 1.5hr to Mackay and 3hr to Townsville. The kidney guy I can see earliest is my mum's one - I have to fly to Brisbane and drive to Toowoomba to see him. The waiting list for the kidney specialist in Mackay is so long they can't even give me an indication of what month I'll be able to get in.
The prescription was from the emergency doctor who did speak to my GP about it before prescribing and I have a follow up next week. Today (day 3 of period) my BP is back to normal, so I'm really not sure that daily BP meds is the best idea for me - worried it'll drop my pressure too much and I'll end up blacked out - not good when I'm caring for my son by myself all day and sometimes for 4 days without anyone else in the house when my husband is away on call for work. Right arm is still higher than left arm which is a bit odd, can indicate an aneurysm but they ruled that out based on the right arm BP lowering when I sat in the hospital bed for a few hours...
I didn't get the script filled due to the pharmacist's info on not breastfeeding while taking it. I don't think high BP for a few days every 4-5 weeks is enough to warrant stopping breastfeeding, especially when its normal (110/70 range) in between times. I wonder if maybe I should be seeing what my hormones are doing and if that could be affecting things. It seems so very strange that the spikes are only happening with my period but its every time since I had my son.
Lucky mother to healthy 1st born son Logan (HELLP at 40+1)